Marble soldier in World War One uniform with arms reversed standing on a rectangular pillar on a 2-stepped Victorian Bluestone base was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of the district who served during World War One. 15ft high with four marble tablets showing the names of those who fell in World War One. Two plaques in memory of the fallen of Korea and Vietnam were added later.
"The Stanley soldiers' memorial is to be erected at Alexandra Terrace. It will be of Victorian blue stone, I5ft. high, with four marble tablets showing the names of the killed, and will cost £125. Of this the committee has £76 in hand."
Examiner (Launceston) 24th April 1925.
"A memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Circular Head district was unveiled at Stanley yesterday. Though the weather was boisterous and showery, there was a fine attendance. Mr. Marriott, who lost his sight in the war, thanked the people for giving him the privilege of unveiling the monument for the fallen in this municipality. Memory was short, and memorials such as that which they had erected were necessary as reminders. The graves of the men who fell were scattered over the Empire's battlefields. This monument represented their tomb, and he hoped that the residents would never pass it without lifting their hats or bowing their heads. The figure, which was made in Italy, of Carrara marble, represents an A.I.F. Infantryman, with a reversed rifle. On the base are inscribed 65 names. It stands In a strip of plantation between Church-street and Alexander Terrace looking down Tatlow's Hill."
Examiner (Launceston), 25th May 1927.